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Top 10 Reading Tips

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Dino Quaresma

on 5 April 2015

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Featuring Mrs. Quaresma and her Top Ten Reading Tips
Literacy Night
1. Read TO your child.
2. Read WITH your child.
3. Take turns.
4. Have YOUR child read to you.
-Show interest
-Fluency--every night
-STAR Reading Range
20 to 30 minutes of reading
Fluency Phone for Beginning Readers
Model fluency while reading, and bring your own energy and excitement for reading
Ask your child questions about each book
Connect reading and writing
Discuss the pictures, first--Picture Walk
Who's There?
Oh, it's just me: Fluency!
Yes, it has legs...
Picture walk...
...Get it?
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Welcome to Literacy Night!
That's me...
...able to read.
My parents took on this strange land with the best of intentions, but because I was their first born, and they were figuring things out as they went along, I was forced to do the same.
My parents were busy adjusting to life in the States, working hard to raise the two more children they had after me, and unsure how to help me in reading.
So I fell behind
in reading.
I was reading below
first grade expectation.

And when I finished
2nd grade, I was still

When I read, it was
only to catch up and
never for pleasure.
Statistically, it meant that I would never catch up...
...but statistics aren't guarantees.
They certainly weren't for me. Because things changed for me in the third grade. My third grade teacher helped me recognize reading as something more than a chore. She worked with me after school,
, and used many of the strategies we will talk about tonight. Reading wasn't something "I just wasn't good at." It became something I did just for fun.
I discovered how much I could learn from books, and it became something I was able to do at home. I'd read about history and discuss it with my dad. We had some great talks.

And it all made a big difference. Just look at how happy I became in the third grade...
Reading became one of my very favorite things to do. And I read a variety of subjects:
-Informative nonfiction
-Literacy acquisition
-Texts requiring imagination
One idea to support your children and prove to them reading is worth while is by reading your own book for the same amount of time!
Hey, let's go to iphoto and watch a quick video about fluency phones!
Help your
child use the
picture clues
to tell the story
before reading.
Both new and seasoned readers can struggle with knowing how the words of the book should sound when they are read out loud. Older readers benefit from taking turns.
We read to make meaning about the world. That's the point. Children need to compare and contrast, wonder why, and question everything. This takes practice. Have your child share a personal experience similar to the one in the story. Children will be expected to use higher order thinking skills orally and in school. Help them at home to develop these skills along with their teachers at school.

Hey, let's go to iphoto and watch a video of Mr. Quaresma interacting with Mason about a book he's reading!
Reading and writing should be taught together all the time. By modeling how to write sentences connected to literature, children start seeing the connection. Through writing, children can see the message of the author and understand their roles as audience members.
Thank you for being a part of Literacy Fun Night!

Please make sure you have signed the sign-in sheet before you leave. This presentation can be made available to you if you provide me with an email address.

Thank you!
Read Aloud (Chapter book)
Shared Reading (Whole Group)
Intonation is modeled.
Voice and hearing is magnified.
What's your book about?
Would you recommend that book?
What is your favorite book?
Write who your favorite character was. Why?

What are the details of this nonfiction book?

In other words, what did you learn?
Like many of your children, I was a second language learner.
I was born in the Azores, Portugal. My parents and I immigrated to the United States in 1978.

Families play a critical role in helping children develop their literacy skills, beginning at birth. And that role doesn't stop when children start school.
It's increasingly important for families to take the time to read with their children. Research shows that engaging both children and their parents in reading can increase the amount of learning a child takes away from a book.
March is National Reading Month, a time to celebrate the importance of reading, foster children's growth as readers, and promote a lifelong love of literature.
The following are some ideas for families to inspire children to read and help them improve their literacy skills.
When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read. This will help the child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word you say is the word he/she sees. This is called concepts about print, strategies teachers use in the classroom.
Read a book over and over again with your child.
Reading can be done in your primary language. The benefit is the same as skills are transferable.
(Play video of reading to Darren).
Just look at what will happen!

Play video of Darren "reading."

After hearing the story so many times, little Darren knew the story so well that he was interested in looking at it and retelling the story. Not only that, he understands tracking words and how stories sound.
Reading fluently is developing the ability to read a text accurately and quickly. Children must learn to read words more rapidly and accurately in order to understand what is read. When fluent readers read silently, they recognize words automatically. When fluent readers read aloud, they read effortlessly and with expression. Readers who are weak with fluency read slowly, word by word, focusing on decoding words instead of comprehending meaning.
Reading well is at the heart of all learning. Children who can't read well, can't learn. Help make a difference for your child.
"Read to your child every night."

I'm sure we've all heard this advice before.

I've heard it, and I agree with it, but we are all very busy. There are days I miss. We try to compensate by having books all over the house, and we're bound to pick one up sooner or later.
By a show of hands, how many of you read to or with your child on a daily basis?
Set an example by reading in front of your child for both pleasure and practicality. Read books, newspapers, or magazines. You can even create a special space in your home where you can read.
Fluency phones funnel the sounds directly to the ear and block out background noise. This intentional focus helps the child pay attention to how he/she sounds. They encourage children to sound more fluent.
Dr. Seuss once said, "You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book."
By a show of hands, how many of you are planning to use some of the strategies we talked about here, today?
Let's take some time to complete a short questionnaire. It is available in both English and Spanish.
"What do you think is happening on this page?"
Take your child to the library!
-Great in the summer
-Check out plenty of books he/she is
interested in
-Your child should bring books home
every night (asking for a reading log will
help hold your child accountable...).
Those of you that provided me with an email address will receive a link to this prezi presentation in case you are interested in seeing it again.
A follow up questionnaire will also be sent out in the near future.
"What evidence from the text helps you know that?"
Your children need you to reinforce the importance of reading.
"I read, we read, you read."
-Great for emergent readers!
-Do it all the time with my sons: Mason and Darren
-I also do this in guided reading.
-Opportunities to read and reread and read again
builds fluency and improves comprehension.
-Consistency with this is key.
-Ask questions and enjoy the conversation with
your child (quality time improves the comprehension).
Lexia and Achieve 3000
-Meets target needs
-Is at independent student level
-Ask your child's teacher what level
your child needs to complete to be
at grade level expectations.
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